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Powerful Japan Quake Sets Off Landslide, Minor Injuries

TOKYO (AP) — Residents in northeastern Japan on Sunday cleaned up clutter and debris in stores and homes after a strong earthquake set off a landslide on a highway, damaged buildings and parts of bullet train lines and caused power …

Northwest Storm Causes Wind Damage, Landslide, Power Outages

SEATTLE (AP) — A powerful wind storm rolled through the Pacific Northwest leaving a trail of damage — including nearly blowing a semi off a bridge, a landslide and more than 500,000 people without power. Winds reached gusts 50-70 mph …

Waterfront Homes Evacuated Due To Landslide in Wash. State

LOFALL, Wash. (AP) — Eight waterfront homes along Hood Canal in Washington have been evacuated due to a fire and a landslide that has destabilized the hillside and pushed trees into at least one home, emergency officials said. Firefighters responded …

3rd Body Found After Landslide in Norway; 7 Still Missing

HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue teams searching for survivors four days after a landslide carried away homes in a Norwegian village found no signs of life Saturday amid the ruined buildings and debris. Three bodies have been recovered but searchers are …

Alaska Officials Say Landslide Danger Remains After Storm

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — Officials in southeast Alaska have repeated warnings about possible landslide danger in the community of Haines, where two people remain missing after a large slide last week. Torrential rain across much of the region caused havoc …

Six Missing, Homes Destroyed in Southeast Alaska Landslide

JUNEAU, Alaska — Six people were missing after a mudslide measuring an estimated two football fields across slammed into a neighborhood in the southeast Alaska community of Haines, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. It was one of several reported mudslides …

Weakened Eta Drenches Honduras; Could Reach Gulf of Mexico

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — The rain-heavy remains of Hurricane Eta flooded homes in Honduras on Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to at least 13. Forecasters said the once-mighty storm was expected to regather form and head toward …

Partial Government Shutdown Complicates Alaska Landslide Response

The partial government shutdown that lasted 35 days has complicated efforts to clear a key roadway following a landslide on southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island. About 300 people have been affected by the closure, and an old logging road …

California Storms Lead to Worry Over Potential Mudslides

A year after a mudslide swept through a fire-devastated California town, killing 21 people, residents of hundreds homes in burn areas were told to pack up and leave as a Pacific storm threatened potential catastrophe. In Riverside County east of …

Alaska Quake Underscores Problem With Seward Highway Rocks

The big earthquake that struck Southcentral Alaska on Nov. 30 dislodged several dump trucks’ worth of rocks and debris from the steep rock walls that line the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm. The event underscored a problem well-known to state …